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Q&A: Filmmaker Neo Sora on capturing Ryuichi Sakamoto’s final performance

WSN spoke with director Neo Sora about his latest film “Ryuichi Sakamoto | Opus,” the late musical icon’s last recorded concert.
Mick Gaw, Film & TV Editor March 15, 2024

Based in both New York and Tokyo, Japanese American filmmaker Neo Sora is a relative newcomer to the world of cinema. Named one of the “25 New Faces of Independent Film” by...

Against a purple background, a reel of film with the yellow text “IS THIS BLACK ENOUGH FOR YOU !?!?” imprinted on it.

Review: ‘Is That Black Enough for You?!?’ reappraises Black filmmaking

“Is That Black Enough for You?!?” documents the forgotten chapter in American film history when Black directors drove the industry. The film is currently playing in select theaters and is available to stream on Netflix.
Yezen Saadah, Staff Writer November 14, 2022

The new documentary “Is that Black Enough for You?!?” was recently screened at the New York Film Festival. It describes the history of Black cinema and its long-lasting impact....

A still from the film of two women looking to the side and laughing. They are surrounded by metal bars on the side and are wearing saris.

Review: ‘Shorts Program II’ muses on death, memory and the fear of looming ecological disaster

New Directors/New Films 2022’s second program of short films collects a strong string of strange films concerned with humanity’s sense of impending death. “Shorts Program II” plays on Wednesday, April 27, at Film at Lincoln Center.
Nicolas Pedrero-Setzer, Arts Editor April 26, 2022

The New Directors/New Films Festival continues its showcase of innovative short-form filmmaking with “Shorts Program II.” The second and final installment of ND/NF’s short...

An animated still of twin sisters driving a car. One is clutching the steering wheel looking ahead, while the other looks out the window.

Review: ‘Shorts Program I’ shows the youthful side of cinema with an assemblage of global coming-of-age stories

New Directors/New Films 2022’s first program of short films collects a diverse sampling of stories from around the globe and touches on the pains of growing up in the modern world. “Shorts Program I” plays on Tuesday, April 26, at Film at Lincoln Center. 
Nicolas Pedrero-Setzer, Arts Editor April 26, 2022

New Directors/New Films collects the most exciting voices of up-and-coming filmmaking. Although the festival’s feature-length titles, such as “Los Conductos” or “We’re...

Young and old hands interweave in a figure-eight. This was shot for a personal project titled “Life After Death.” The idea came to be from the concept that the living carry the real afterlife. Passing is just that⁠ — Passing along / Composite of mirrored multiple exposure images.


Photographer Sam Smith experiments with analog work across a variety of subjects and mediums.
Sam Smith, Contributing Photographer October 18, 2019

Elisabet Vogler, played by Liv Ullman, in ‘Persona’ by Ingmar Bergman. Until Mar. 15, Film Forum will be showing 30 of Bergman films in his memory.

Liv Ullmann Remembers Ingmar Bergman at Film Forum

Jessica Xing March 9, 2018
In honor of Bergman’s upcoming cenential, Film Forum is showing over 30 of Bergman’s films, which included a special visit from actress and muse Liv Ullmann.

Alexia Salingaros

Directing Change One Movie at a Time
Ryan Mikel, Arts Editor March 8, 2018

For Tisch sophomore Alexia Salingaros, the magic of filmmaking began with summer lethargy and the absence of cable television in her San Antonio home. “The summer after seventh...

The films of NYU’s talented Tisch sophomores are screened each semester to showcase their prowess.

Tisch Creativity Shines at Sight and Sound

Andrea Aniceto-Chavez, Contributing Writer February 8, 2016
Tisch sophomores demonstrated their filmmaking talent in the Sight & Sound Showcase.